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from the effects of acid erosion. i don't have to cut out the things that i love in my diet. i can have the best of both worlds with pronamel. good morning, america. and developing now, the first major snow of the winter, now targeting the northeast. as a powerful storm set to form from philadelphia up to boston. parts of new england could see up to two feet. sam is tracking it all. inside the bunker. the first photos of the high-tech hole where that alabama kindergartner was held for a week. little ethan, now finally back home with his mother, celebrating his birthday today. police discovering homemade bombs after the firefight. skiing stunner. lindsey vonn in a horrifying crash in the middle of a race. helicoptered straight to the hospital. is this a career-ender for usa's golden girl? new details this morning.
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dangerous curves. the model making huge headlines for her racy campaign for a burger chain. is this the sizzling video that's catapulting her to the top of the year? and good morning, america. hello to robin at home. welcome back to amy robach. we have news breaking overnight. a powerful 8.0 earthquake in the south pacific. it created a tsunami. it hit the solomon islands pretty hard. four people dead right now. the threat has subsided. and also happening right now, a really difficult morning for a bakery delivery man. this is a very dramatic scene on a florida highway. you see the truck dangling off an overpass. a rescue operation is under way right now. we'll give you the latest of
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what is happening with that. also on the show, one couple, twice the luck. the husband and wife with the astonishing double-win at the lottery. you won't believe what their planning to do with all that money they just won. we have to get right to a huge snowstorm. in fact, the biggest of the winter, on track for the northeast. could it be a lot of snow headed for some major cities? guess who we're going to ask. sa sam. >> models started to show this last night. we've had a split flow in the jet stream. we've had a northern jet and a southern jet. this has been small nuisancemakers and storms. but what begins to happen is those two positions start to phase together. let me get back to the graphic. i want to show you -- max, will you run that through. to the eastern side. here's what happens. these two lows that are right now, really far apart, get really close in sync and phase
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off the eastern seaboard. where this happens depends who gets snow and who gets rain. it's going to happen from the carolinas towards probably boston. wherever this happens, there's a lot of snow with this storm and southern rain. there will be mixing, as well. as far as exact totals, we're not going to do that tonight into tomorrow. buffalo, albany, 6 to 12-inch snowfalls. new york, 3 to 6 for that area. philly, a little less. 1 to 3. boston, 12 to 24 inches of snow. some places in maine, two feet of snow. we have hours to put this storm together. they're really far apart right now. friday into saturday, we are expecting a big snowmaker. >> we'll be checking back with you, sam. let's turn to josh for the other stories of the morning. >> we mentioned the tsunami. a powerful earthquake triggered it in the south pacific. a 8.0 quake.
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it triggered a five-foot tsunami. dozens of homes are damaged. at least four people have been confirmed killed. emergency crews are struggling to reach the very remote areas because the local airstrip is littered with debris. as news becomes available, we'll have updates for you this morning. a new revelation on the war on terror. a location of a secret cia base has been revealed this morning. adding to whether the controversial drone program is going too far. published reports say that the base in saudi arabia has been used to launch drone strikes against targets in yemen, including the one that killed american citizen, anwar al awlaki. a leaked memo from the obama administration claims u.s. citizens accused of being al-qaeda operatives may lawfully be killed even if there's no evidence of an imminent threat. john brennan, the president's nominee for cia director, will face tough questions about that memo in his confirmation hearing tomorrow.
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and computer hackers have struck the federal reserve. the hacker group, anonymous, claims to have chosen data belonging to 4,000 bankers. no critical operations have been affected. and it's being called the largest credit card fraud in history. authorities arrested 18 people based in new jersey, accused of stealing some $200 million after creating thousands of fake i.d.s, with stolen social security numbers. using those fake i.d.s to obtain cards, the suspects allegedly wired money to seven countries, including pakistan and china. and abc news has learned that lance armstrong is the target of an active criminal investigation. federal agents are looking into possible obstruction of justice and witness tampering charges. today is the deadline for him to come clean, under oath, to anti-doping authorities if he wants his lifetime ban from sports reduced. a wild scene in florida this
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morning. two people trapped inside the truck you see dangling off the side of a highway overpass in ft. lauderdale after it crashed. crews used a rope to secure the truck. brought in a tow truck to pull it in back off that ledge. a firefighter on a ladder secures everyone. one victim has been rushed to the hospital. no word on the condition of the driver. finally, a whale of a story. actually, two of them. first, an american tourist off the coast of mexico got the surprise of his young life. take a look at that. >> oh. >> as a whale breached just beneath her boat and nearly jumped completely out of the water. nobody was hurt. everybody was absolutely stunned. and then, a couple canoeing in hawaii, treated to a very special sight. a humpback up for a visit, to say hello. not the same whale, by the way. everybody shocked. everybody okay. >> incredible photo. >> it is. >> thanks very much.
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we get the latest on little ethan, as he celebrates his sixth birthday at home today. we're learning details of the daring fbi raid on the underground bunker. gio benitez is in midland city, alabama. good morning, gio. >> reporter: good morning, george. these details are riveting. we were shocked to learn that just feet away from us, from all of the reporters, law enforcement officers were training to take out their suspect. abc news has learned bomb technicians have found two homemade explosives where the little boy named ethan was being held. one inside this homemade bunker. another inside this white vent ration pipe negotiators were using to communicate with hostagetaker, jimmy lee dykes. new photos show the entrance to the makeshift underground cell. sources say this is where the raid went down monday, after negotiators convinced dykes to approach the bunker hatch around
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3:00 p.m. police knew he was armed. but sources say dykes had also fortified the door. fbi agents quickly set off an explosion. and a firefight began. abc news has learned, dykes fired on the agents first. they fired back. moments later, dykes was dead and little ethan was rushed from the bunker. >> in split-seconds, flash, bang, shoot, before mr. dykes would have an opportunity to react. >> reporter: sources say that's exactly what fbi agents did, rehearsing the raid not far from where the boy was being held. you can see the mock bunker the fbi built to train for different scenarios. >> you can practice breaching the door. you can practice having a camera inside. and ultimately design how you're going to assault this bunker. >> reporter: this morning, thanks to that raid, ethan is with his family. today is his sixth birthday. in a statement, his mother calls
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him, the most beautiful sight. saying, how incredible it is to hold him again. and now, little ethan appears to be back to normal. as we said, he's been watching one of his favorite programs, "spongebob squarepants." >> gio, thank you very much. we have the latest on the shocking death of legendary american sniper and u.s. navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle. he was gunned down at a texas shooting range, by a marine veteran he had been trying to help. authorities released the 911 call made just after that shooting. and cecilia vega is here with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. these 911 tapes are really chilling. you can hear the suspect's sister rushing to get out of her house. she said her brother admitted to the shooting at the range. and she was terrified he might turn on her next. >> listen. my brother just came by here. and he told me that he's
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committed a murder. >> reporter: laura blevins was terrified for her life. she says her brother, eddie routh, had showed up at her texas home saturday, and made a startling confession. >> he said that he killed two guys. they went to a shooting range. he's crazy. he's psychotic. >> reporter: police say the 25-year-old former marine snapped, turning his gun on two men at shooting practice with him. men who had been trying to help counsel him. >> i don't know if he's going to come back here. >> okay. >> i don't know if he's on drugs or not. >> reporter: investigators say routh shot point-blank former navy s.e.a.l. sniper, chris kyle, and his friend, 35-year-old chad littlefield, then stole kyle's pickup truck. >> i'm going to stay on the phone with you until you get here, okay? >> that would be great. >> reporter: unsure of what routh planned to do next, his sister headed for the police department. her husband took the phone. >> he was recently diagnosed with ptsd.
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>> okay. >> and he's been acting a little weird. >> just got out of a mental hospital last week. >> reporter: routh stands accused of taking the life of a war hero who was one of the country's most decorated snipers. routh's family is convinced the same illness they say he was being treated for is also what caused him to snap. >> now, that's not who he is. >> reporter: now, the alleged shooter remains in jail. a public memorial service is planned on monday for kyle at cowboy stadium, amy. >> shows how much he was loved and revered by many. looking at the latest on olympic gold medalist lindsey vonn. she is nursing a fractured knee after crashing on a superg run in austria. the big question now, will she ever compete again? john muller is here with all the details. john, what a terrifying fall. >> reporter: it is one of the scariest moments in sports. america's golden girl of the slopes will have reconstructive
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surgery on her knee back here in the u.s. her father told the associated press, she is mad at the way things turned out. she landed in a clump of ice crystals. and that caused the fall. now, the surgery and rehab, as she races that clock for the 2014 olympics. she is leading at the top. and it's about to go horribly wrong. watch in slow-motion, as the blazing lindsey vonn, launches 500 feet down the course. she loses her balance in the air, catches her right knee on impact and slams face-first into the slope. it doesn't look any better in real-time. the american olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion laid on the snow for 12, long minutes. finally air-lifted off the austrian alps to a hospital. >> she sustained an injury to her right know. and in addition to that, suffered a tibial plateau fracture. >> reporter: translation, her
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right knee is done. she will not ski for the 2013 season. vonn is no stranger to injury. she's battled through injuries in six-straight major championships. in november, she was hospitalized with an intestinal illness. >> now, her thoughts are on getting back. getting through whatever is necessary medically after this. >> reporter: her larger-than-life persona has invited speculation. off the slopes, fascination with who she may be romantically linked to. the latest rumors, golf great tiger woods. she says their friends. on the slopes, it's all about the 2014 olympics, just one year away. >> nobody should be throwing a retirement party just yet for lindsey vonn. she can certainly recover from this injury. >> reporter: vonn's on crutches right now. her surgery takes place early next week in vail, colorado. she won't be back on skis for eight months. she is back on skis and being world-class is a very different things.
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but she is in very good spirits. she has her eyes on that gold. >> john, thanks very much. >> so tough to watch. new jersey governor, chris christie, is now making big headlines for candid talks about his health and his weight. is it all part of his ramp-up for a possible presidential run? abc's dan harris has been tracking all of that. >> reporter: good morning. chris christie is coy about whether he's running for president in 2016. but he's taking some very public steps to deal with what, fairly or not, could be a major campaign issue. it was a brilliant sight gag. chris christie, sitting across from david letterman, who has lampooned the governor for his weight. and pulling out a doughnut. >> i didn't know this was go th. >> reporter: but making clear he takes this issue seriously. >> of course, i care about it. and i'm making the best effort i can. sometimes i'm successful. and other times i'm not. and sometimes periods of great success are followed by periods
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of great failure. >> reporter: the spectacle of a male politician repeatedly having to address his looks, the way hillary clinton dealt with talk of her different hairstyles and pantsuits. and sarah palin with questions over her post-baby weight loss, strikes some observers fascinating. >> the fact that a man has to deal with questions of his appearance, is a real sign of the times. even a man who is a governor of a large state. >> reporter: connie mariano, who helped president clinton lose 30 pounds in office, said she cringed when she saw christie eating that doughnut. >> somebody of that size, i would assume they have issues regarding blood pressure and blood sugar. that's high risk for stroke and heart attack. >> reporter: christie says his own doctor has warned him, too. >> so far, up to 50 years old, i've been remarkably healthy. and my doctor continues to warn me that my luck will run out soon. >> reporter: and he insists he has a plan to deal with it. >> there is a plan.
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whether it will be successful or not, you'll all be able to notice. >> he doesn't mince words. there's a way that his size could play to his advantage. if he's able to take some of the weight off and keep it off, he'll have a great relatable story to tell on the campaign trail. >> that worked for mike huckabee running for president. if he wants to run, he has to lose some real weight. >> he'll have to lay off the doughnuts. >> he may. but this was a good way to take some of the pressure off. humor, as you know, george, humor is a great way. >> no question about it. dan, thanks very much. we're going to turn to the lucky couple from arkansas, coming off the weekend of their lives. winning huge lottery jackpots back-to-back, for more than $1 million. abc's nick watt has their story. >> reporter: sometimes great things happen to good people. >> i won a million dollars on the arkansas scholarship lottery. >> reporter: would you believe it, a day later, steve weaver's
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wife, terri, won 50 grand. the chances of that, 1 in 3 billion. lightning can strike more than twice. but steve won't be buying snake skin shoes and moving to vegas. >> i'm just a country boy. i'm not trying to be somebody i'm not. i'm going to stay the same. >> reporter: and terri won't quit her job at the water company. >> no, sir. >> reporter: here's how it happened. last weekend, the weavers were on their way to their cabin and they stopped in to buy some scratch cards. steve won $1 million. >> i thought i was having a heart attack. there was no way. i was sitting in the chair in my recliner, most all night long. >> reporter: the next day, they bought a couple more from the same gas station. and terri bagged the 50 grand. >> i'm not expecting anything like this to happen again. i want to take full advantage of it. >> reporter: he's not buying a new truck. >> i like the truck i've got. it's six, seven years old.
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it's a good truck and i like it. >> reporter: they'll keep guying scratch guards. and no doubt, they will never stop talking about this amazing twist of fate. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> no new truck. >> yeah. come on. sam, what have you got? >> we're going to start with really foggy pictures. we started talking about the snowstorm that could be. but this is something going on right now. that, ladies and gentlemen, is atlanta. >> oh, yeah. are you serious? >> yes. good morning, atlanta. and when we say zero visibility, we kind of mean zero visibility. it's in a lot of places. from mobile to atlanta, that's the way it is. memphis, less than a mile. little rock, all of the south with the warm temperatures in that overnight, long period of time with the moisture, you're getting an awful lot of fog. travel is slow. air travel is slow. be prepared for that. and check on everything this morning. if you can do it early, do it
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early. 65 degrees in oklahoma city. memphis at 62. dallas at 70. we have a nice path of warm air all the way through the country. you're thinking, snow? really? it does look like it. the two storms form together on the east coast and deliver some snow, from the great lakes to the mid-atlantic into the northeast, by the time we get into the weekend, friday into the weekend. this is the big board today. that's the weather around the nation.
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>> and this is big news. we're just getting word that there's a ground stop in atlanta because of the fog. that's really going to be a mess with travel. >> thanks, sam. coming up next on "gma," a bombshell moment in the breakup murder trial. jodi arias revealing the moment she met the man she would later kill. and trouble for chris brown. also ahead, one of the most-searched people online.
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fnlg good morning, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm charley crowson. here are the top stories today. we have breaking news tipping to follow right now out of owens mills. we told you on "good morning maryland," a woman found dead in an apartment. now police are looking for suspects. this happened around 11:00 last night at chase lee apartments in owens mills.
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police also found two small children in that apartment unharmed, but police have not said how that woman was killed and they also have not released her identity. another big story today, president barack obama will be in annapolis for the end of a democrat retreat. the event began yesterday where lawmakers talkd about gun control, imgrition and the latest fiscal crisis. the meetings end with a closed- door address from the president. time now for a check of the forecast with meteorologist lynette charles. >> let's talk about these temperatures this morning, coming in at 33 degrees in ellicott city. the fog starting to slowly but surely burn off. and the winds will pick up throughout the day as well. check on what's going on in ellicott city. we do have some clouds pushing in kro the area, but we are going to burn those off later in the afternoon, so we will get some sunshine in here before it's all said and done. high pressure will build in and we are looking for this system to move off the coast and we will have another system that's going to lurk. i'm going to talk about that in a second. but for today the high temperature coming in at 42 degrees. here's futuretrend. and we can see that things will start to pick up as we head to friday as we'll get the rain, but the northeast, well, they
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could be dealing with some snow. let's get a check now of the abc 2 news time saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. several accidents to tell you about. trouble in ellicott city where there's a crash on waterloo road at stone river parkway. no delays on interstate 70, but we are dealing with a crash right now on the beltway. it's right on the inner loop at reisterstown road. here's a look at liberty road, the outer loop severely delayed. it's going to take you an extra nine minutes to travel from 795 down to 70. and here in parkville, outer loop congested from hartford road all the way up to providence road. that's a look at your traffic. megan and charley, over to you. we're back in a half hour with more news, weather and traffic. >> in the meantime, you can always log onto our website.
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occasion. >> right there. >> yeah. fly them in. >> that would be perfection. we're going to tell you about men and women. remember the movie "what women want"? we're going to tell you what women want and what men want. the brand-new survey that reveals what everyone is looking for in a future mate. the definitive answer. >> everyone. >> everyone. >> all questions answered, right here. >> yes. >> that's a good place to start. and how about your moment of musical zen. ladies and gentlemen, get ready this morning. josh groban, live right here. >> that is fantastic. can't wait for all of that. want to get to the latest on the breakup murder trial. jodi arias taking the stand for a second day. revealing intimate details about her relationship with the victim. abc's ryan owens is in phoenix, now, with the very latest. ryan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, amy. jodi arias likes to talk. we knew that because after she was arrested, she talked to
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police. she talked to reporters. and she lied to them all. now, she's talking to a new audience. a jury that could sentence her to death. >> did you ever meet an individual by the name of travis alexander? >> yes. >> reporter: on day two of her testimony, jodi arias finally told the jury about the moment she met the man she would later kill. she testified, travis alexander introduced himself at a las vegas convention. and they hit it off almost immediately. >> he was staring at my lips like he wanted to kiss me. but he didn't. >> reporter: it got more explicit from there. arias, walking the jury through their first intimate encounter. >> it felt apprehensive. but i was going with it. >> reporter: arias testified she never objected to any of alexander's advances. his sister sat stonefaced, as arias described their brother as the aggressor. she tried to convince the jury he repeatedly stabbed and shot
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self-defense. >> did you kill travis alexander on june 4th, 2008? >> yes, i did. >> why? >> the simple answer is that he attacked me. and i defended myself. >> reporter: her testimony started with a bang monday. but she's been on the stand for more than five rambling hours now. literally holding court. she's relived old relationships. >> i'm kind of like -- one guy at a time kind of person. >> reporter: recounted irrelevant details. >> because he was from southern california. and liked the chargers in that area. >> reporter: even laughed while on trial for murder. >> it's entertainment training. you know what i mean? it's entertaining training, i guess you would say. >> reporter: all the while, the prosecutor is just sitting there, taking notes. he looks like he's ready to pounce. once he gets his chance on cross-examination. but he may have to wait a while, george. as we said, jodi arias likes to
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talk. >> we can see that. ryan, thanks. we're going to turn to the latest trouble for chris brown. prosecutors are going to court in l.a. to claim that brown violated his probation after his 2009 attack on rihanna. they say he skipped out on community service. and matt gutman is here with that. >> reporter: one of the allegations is that he didn't complete a single hour of community labor in his home district of virginia. and he wasn't in the state on some of the days he was supposed to be picking up trash. the district attorney wants him to redo hundreds of hours of community service. this time, in l.a. chris brown, the bad boy crooner, please don't judge me, may not get his wish this morning. brown is slated to appear before a los angeles judge today, after new allegations the singer didn't do over 1,400 hours of community-focused labor he was ordered to perform in 2009. part of his sentence for pleading guilty to assaulting
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his then and current girlfriend, rihanna. >> the defendant, chris brown, must not harass -- >> reporter: at the time, richmond's police chief agreed to supervise brown doing tasks like cleaning up trash and removing graffiti. instead, the d.a. says its investigation revealed no verifiable evidence he did any of the work saying the police department, at best, kept, quote, sloppy documentation. and at worst, provided fraudulent reporting. >> and if he didn't do these hours, the judge is going to give him a choice. either do it here in los angeles county so it can be verified. or simply go to jail. >> reporter: among the allegations, that on days brown was supposed to be doing labor, he wasn't in even richmond. the d.a. says one day the singer was on a private jet, headed for cancun, where the singer reportedly posted these photos on his blog. brown's attorney, mark geragos, denies those all gaegations.
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saying that brown did not deny anything. and in a lengthy court motion, the d.a. cites several run-ins brown has had since on parole. even a fight with singer frank ocean. and allegations he swiped a cell phone from a clubgoer last year. allegations that geragos also denies. the richmond police couldn't be reached for a comment. now, if the judge finds that chris brown broke his probation, it is possible he could force him to serve all those hours in jail. george? >> matt, thanks. let's get more on this from "gma" legal analyst, dan abrams. lengthy filing. prosecutors put a lot of time in this. >> they're going from california to virginia, sending investigators to question floor cleaners whether they were cleaning the floors or chris brown cleaning the floors. there's no question they're spending more time on this case than they ordinarily night. on the other hand, prosecutors are all the time accused of letting celebrities off easy.
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they're sort of stuck in a position where if they don't do enough, people will say, he got away with it. on the other hand, you have to say, is this worth the resources? >> meanwhile, brown's lawyers fighting back hard. saying they want sanctions from the lawyers for doing this. >> mark geragos is a well-known lawyer. and the way to conduct the case is to attack the prosecutor. but the notion they would get sanctions is a hollow threat. and remember, geragos is specifically highlighted in the motion made by the prosecutor, saying that he was coaching the lawyer for the richmond p.d., where he was serving the community service, on how to answer questions. geragos is also mentioned specifically in this motion. >> it does seem like there's enough there to make brown do more service. >> we'll see. the fundamental question in my mind is not going to come down to the other incidents. it's not going to come down to the cell phone. it's not going to come down to
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anger management questions. did he serve the community service or didn't he? if he wasn't there and wasn't able to serve the community service, as he supposedly claimed he did, and signed off on, that's a big problem for him. >> dan abrams, thanks very much. we're going to start with gorgeous days into -- northeast, mid-atlantic. let's start with new york. wabc, in umber one in our hearts and also on your screens. a really nice shot this morning. and then, right down to washington, d.c., where the same situation is there. philly, you're sandwiched in the middle of this gorgeous day, as well. any of the light snow you had is going to go away today. numbers near 40 degrees, from new york to philly and into washington, d.c. pittsburgh, you're still about 28 degrees. this area of high pressure brings in the sunshine. you've got it during the day today. the west coast, opposite situation. you pick up the clouds and pick up the rain. it moves into seattle and portland and redding during the day today. that will drop south from san francisco into l.a. l.a., you'll start today with a
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7:43 now. and we have details about the woman behind one of america's hottest burger chains. why is lynsi torres searched online in the last 24 hours? bloomberg has revealed a blockbuster story, revealing that he is america's youngest female billionaire. and she's about to double her wealth. abbie boudreau has the details. >> reporter: from animal styles to a four-by-four. in-n-out burgers have cult
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status. even celeb followers. with 281 restaurants in 5 states and 2.9 million facebook fans worldwide. just like their secret ingredients. what's in the sauce, by the way? much about the burger chain's owner remains a mystery until now. she's 30-year-old lynsi torres, recently outed as the youngest female billionaire. and now, the warren buffett of burgers has been the most-buzzed billionaires in the world. who is she? >> she's kept a low profile. >> reporter: in the documentary, "california's gold, in-n-out," she gives an interview. talking about the values her grandparents built the company on. >> we started as a very small company. you know, i like to bring that family atmosphere. >> reporter: here's the little we do know about torres. she inherited the burger empire at age 30. she's been married three times. a proud mommy of twins.
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and her unusual hobby? >> you can catch america's youngest female billionaire racing a car as much as 170 miles per hour. >> my father and myself. >> reporter: as a private company, in-n-out's earnings are a secret, too. some put them at 600 million over a year. perhaps that's why torres can spring for this sprawling estate, complete with 7 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, a golf course and a gourmet kitchen. a world away from the family kitchen she used to work in. >> you didn't do the potatoes, did you? >> i liked washing them. but not dicing them. >> reporter: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> this is one of those days, we wish we had props. >> yes. >> no double animal style. >> everybody always -- are they really that good? they're really that good. >> they really are. it's worth a trip to california. >> everybody picks up on different things in the piece.
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good morning tou, i'm charley crowson. >> i'm megan pringle. here are some of our top stories this morning. a baltimore jury will enter a third day of deliberations today in the trial of a man accused of killing a north carolina teenager. michael johnson is accused in the 2010 killing of felicia barnes. she was visiting relatives in baltimore when she disappeared. her body was found in the spring of 2011. police are still looking for a suspect in the stabbing death of a teenager. the incident happened around 1:30 yesterday on howard and fayette streets. this was nine blocks away from m and t bank stadium. that teen died at johns hopkins hospital. two others were stabbed. they've also been hospitalized. time now for a check on your weather. let's send it over to
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meteorologist lynette charles and see what's going on as you walk out the door. hey, lynette displvment hey. let's talk about what's going on in mount airy. we do have some clouds out there this morning. that is going to subside later this morning and into the afternoon. we will have high pressure build in across the area. but it might take a little while. right now temperatures are above average, 35 degrees in reisterstown, we should be in the 20s now. 36 degrees in glen burnie and centreville coming in at 33 degrees. the planner for today, well, the high temperature takes us to 42 degrees, but we will feel a little bit chillier because of the wind. late get a check now of the abc 2 news time saver traffic with lauren cook. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. there's a crash on 97 south right at dorsey road and another on 895 that's blocking one northbound lane at poteese street. do expect delays at the harbor tunnel. fort mchenry tunnel in good shape. we are also dealing with a crash on the inner loop at reisterstown road. as we check in and take a look at liberty road, you'll notice the outer loop also going to be delayed, that will be slow to
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route 40. here's a look at hartford road. the outer loop moving slowly up to providence road. megan and charley, over to you. >> we'll see how that traffic is moving along in 30 minutes. >> you can always find us at abc2news.com. ♪
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♪ and you know that voice anywhere. josh groban, "you raise me up." and he is right here at our desk this morning. >> i'm here at the desk. what is going on? >> you're so relaxed, you didn't even shave. >> i didn't shave. i'm not even wearing pants right now. it's incredible. i'm at the big boy desk. this is so exciting. as a singer, i'm just in the music section. i feel very honored -- >> we lift you up to the big boy desk. >> i like what you did there. >> you like that? >> nice. >> thank you. >> in your honor, we reached
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back into our video vault. are you ready to take a look at it? >> oh. >> oh, no. >> "ally mcbeal," 2000. >> look at that hair. that happens every time i try to dance. >> look at him. >> what do you remember about that? >> well, i remember just trying to keep my cool with the wonderful calista flockhart. there is a box of kleenex between my legs. i'm going to dab my eyes a little bit at how skinny i used to be. >> how old were you there? >> i couldn't is be more than 21, 22 years old. i had just been signed. made my first record. and they were nice to put me on tv. at that point, i never had done any tv. and hadn't released any songs or any albums. that was the finale of that season. >> that was breaking news. >> i've been told to do this.
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it looks good. josh was telling me in the commercial break. >> and write on it. >> like, this just in. >> this just in. i was 23 years old t, apparentl. a sizzling model making big headlines. >> now -- >> she's selling, of all things, fast food because she must eat it all the times, with that body. >> well, nina agdal. >> i think she just did. >> exactly. >> what i remember best about filming that was -- also how skinny i used to be. that was before i went to thailand for that surgery. i'm so sorry. don't ever -- don't ever invite me back here. >> good morning, america. >> so sorry.
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i'm so sorry. big news for britney. big news for britney spears. joining se veen dion and elton john, viva las vegas in her near-future. as she heads to the stratosphere, perhaps literally. drugstore versus designer. our "gma" beauty lab, otherwise known as becky worley. what kind's the best? we'll tell you her findings. also, we have big, breaking news. the monopoly piece, we've just learned, the brand-new token. we'll tell you which one's in and which one's out, coming up. >> save it. >> save it. >> it's sad that one had to go. we do have some news. it's breaking news. and it affects every american. the postal service has just announced it will stop delivering the mail on saturdays beginning in august. the move will save the postal service, which is deeply in
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debt, nearly $2 million per year. package delivery will continue six days a week. a massive earthquake triggered a tsunami in the south pacific. it hit the solomon islands. initial reports say that dozens of homes have been damaged. at least five people were killed. the death toll could rise once emergency crews are able to reach that very remote area. we'll have news updates as it becomes available. the fbi has found two bombs at the site of that underground bunker in alabama, where a man held a small boy hostage for six days. one bomb found in jimmy lee dykes' bunker. the other in the pipe he used to communicate with police. dykes was killed when agents closed in on the bunker. the boy, named ethan, is celebrating his sixth birthday today. and chaos caught on camera in a bar in florida. an suv, into the wall. the driver had hit the gas instead of the brake. no one seriously hurt here. the driver has been charged with
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a dui. and talk about a scare. look at this. dashboard camera capturing a car catapulting over a highway median and into oncoming traffic in south korea. the impact shattered the windshield. i can tell you, both drivers survived. >> how is that possible? in medical news, be careful if you order diet soda with -- people who mix alcohol with diet sodas get drunker faster than those who use regular soda. doctors say the extra sugar helps slow down the effects of the alcohol, if you're taking notes at home. the makers of the board game, monopoly, as we just learned, have just announced they changed the game. after conducting an online vote, they have decided to get rid of, wait for it, the iron. >> i liked the iron. >> it's out. in comes a cat. >> sam was right. during "gma live!" yesterday. >> "gma live!" critics have said the tokens,
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which include a wheelbarrow and a thimble are outdated. >> who uses the thimble? >> that's out. that's out. >> hand that to lara and throw that out. josh, show america the last look at the iron. >> actually, josh, parting gift, buddy. >> seriously? >> on behalf of the cast and crew. it had a good run. >> iron your tiny shirt. >> i like the dog. >> i like the dog, too. >> that's big news. we were having a heated debate on "gma live!" about that. "pop news"? >> a lot going on in "pop news." so much going on. we begin talking a little bit about yesterday. not for us. it's really for you. it's for you men, actually. yesterday, we talked about the calvin klein, model. remember him? we had him and his abs on the show. today, this is for male viewers. the overnight it girl for the
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carl's jr. ads, that reason during the super bowl. her name is nina agdal, which you will likely hear a lot more. she was supposen to be in the "sports illustrated" similar suit issue. but she is now believed to be the front-runner for its coveted cover. in case you're wondering, the danish model said she did not really eat that fish sandwich during the filming of the ad. >> i mean -- >> i know. >> probably had several. >> did she spit it out? >> enjoyed it. also in "pop news" today. bridget jones is back. after 14 years, the third book about the single lady in london will hit shelves at the end of this year. author helen fielding isn't giving away any details about the plot, except to say it will be set in present-day london. her first two books sold more than 15 million copies. we can only hope that means we'll see renee zellweger, hugh
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grant and colin firth back together again on the big screen. the cast of "the avengers" is confirmed for the academy awards. they will all take center stage at hollywood's biggest party on february 24th right here on abc. however, if for some reason they cannot make it, we know some folks who are ready, willing and able to fill in. >> what do you see? >> i believe that this cast of "the avengers" are all set to go. >> that cast is always available. >> were you thor? >> i was, yeah. >> she has the blonde hair. >> and a beard. guess who is here, you guys? can he come up? there he is. >> look. >> that's norman. this is our shameless plug for
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"gma live!" norman has a new trick. you met him on "gma." he's going to show us a new trick. he's going to do it on "gma live!" today. a briard. and he's very, very talented. we have to go to the pop quiz. we asked, remember budweiser asking viewers to suggest names for its clydesdale foal? we're going to tell you the name of that beautiful baby. we have to get weather first. >> there's a special day going on. josh, you were amy's birthday present a little bit. >> oh, yeah? >> there was a little thing. there's tape on the back. it may stick. i don't know if it really will or not. there's a needle on the back. be careful when you press hard. >> i feel like i should be very careful. there you are. >> happy birthday, amy. >> it's amy's birthday, ladies and gentlemen. >> oh, my gosh. thank you very much.
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that went down my shirt. >> happy birthday. let's get to the boards. one or two things we want to share with you. we'll start with a -- i have no idea. if you put it up there, we'll talk about it. how about the split in the jet stream. two areas of low pressure that are moving off the west coast. it will phase to a pretty big snowmaker, for the great lakes, through new england and into the middle atlantic. we think philly, you're involved in collecting snow in this. we'll show you the snow totals in the next half hour. there's the rain that comes over the next two days with the low that will eventually become that
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>> amy's age, in case you're wondering is 23. >> happy birthday. >> that's so nice. i really appreciate that. >> lara? >> happy birthday, amy. here's a look at what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." is britney spears headed to vegas and sending her career into the stratosphere? also, drugstore mascaras. and kelly ripa hitting new heights. why she's going to scale the empire state building. and josh groban is here with us. >> i'm going to do what i'm good at. >> yeah.
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name. other suggestions that were popular, were landslide and stevie, because of the fleetwood mac song that plays during the commercial. >> i like hope. are you ready to learn more about britney spears? is she heading to vegas? it's been a gold mine for celine dion. now, there's all kinds of reports that britney is about to follow in her footsteps. chris connelly has details. >> reporter: want even more? pop's poly platinum goddess. set it off everywhere from dance floors worldwide, to the super bowl halftime. is doing something new. ♪ one, two, three >> reporter: three, two, one. the countdown is on. a's britney spears may be close to her first extended engagement, in las vegas. worth a reported 9 figures sin city deal, that would see the siren performing in a vegas
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casino long-term. >> a vegas show is lucrative for any performer. you get to keep more of your paycheck. >> reporter: pop sensation, turned vacation destination, who at 31, can still sizzle. once all parts of the deal get assembled, britney would be building on the success of her femme fatale tour in 2011, which she kicked off on "gma." and her $15 million gig last year, on "the x factor." >> i want to know who let you on stage. >> reporter: to follow in the sky-high heels of superstars that found plenty of green in the desert. from shania and celine -- ♪ my heart will go on >> reporter: to the king himself, elvis.
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kind of like britney, who has broken up with her one-time fiance and star of her contract criminal" video. maybe settling down. for "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. now, to mascara, because we can. we want to know what works best. drugstore or designer? and which tube can you really trust? becky worley got help from the experts to figure out what's best for your lashes. take a look. the more outrageous, the better. >> reporter: all these ads. >> your lashes want volume or length? >> reporter: really? my eyelashes will look fuller, longer. but i have questions. can any one brand of mascara really be that different from another? to find answers, i enlist makeup artists adriana in san francisco, to apply four brands
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of mascara to our subject, aspiring eyelash queen, chase roberts. we start with chanel's $30 a tube mascara. >> the chanel brush has a lot of bristols on it. it grabs on to the lashes. >> reporter: it's on to lancome's oscillation mascara. it vibrates? >> it's vibrating. >> reporter: this costs $36 a tube. and it's supercharged. the brush tip is battery-powered, shaking slightly to apply separation in the lashes. next, a newcomer. benefit's $23 a tube, they're real mascara. those look like falsies. >> they look fake because they're dramatic. >> reporter: finally, the standby. maybe lean great lash at 5 bucks a tube. >> it's more of a spiral.
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the other ones have spriks on them. >> reporter: time to look closely at the lashes. this is the chanel. all of the rashes are covered. but there is a little bit of clumping. >> i think the length is really good. >> reporter: this is the lancome oscillating mascara. >> i don't see as thick of coverage of the last one. >> the length is there. >> reporter: we're on to the benefit. >> it went on smooth. nice and glossy. >> reporter: last one is maybe lean great lash. >> the black is really dark and really amazing. for the price, it's a good deal. >> reporter: which one did our lash lady love? >> i thought the coverage was good. it was smooth to afly. >> this one i like because it's luxurious and thicker. >> reporter: actually, they all kind of look the same. i don't see that much of a difference. after an upclose inspection, the great eyelash investigation is
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still kind of personal. i'd buy the cheap one. for "good morning america," becky worley, abc news, san francisco. >> i'm a great lash girl. >> i'm a voluminous girl. mascara. so, valentine's day is right around the corner. thanks to match.com we can all be one step closer to figuring out exactly what men and women really want when it comes to love. the dating site just released the result of their unscientific but provocative study. and linsey davis has the details. >> i'm going to be the one guy on earth who knows what women want. >> reporter: you're welcome, my little sweet buns. >> reporter: you might not have to be a mind reader like mel gibson in the movie "what women want" to know what singles want in an ideal mate. a brand-new survey from match.com reveals what men and
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women find attractive in the opposite sex. attributes that surprised many of the singles we found toning and honing their bodies at a new york sports club. are there certain body parts you'd be attracted to? >> the eyes. >> reporter: in the online and unscientific survey, eyes didn't score in the top ten things men or women judge the opposite sex on the most. would it surprise you to know that the number one thing that men is attracted to women, teeth? >> really? >> reporter: whoopi goldberg of "the view," suggests she's not so picky when it comes to the pearly whites. >> i want you to have some teeth. >> reporter: but when we talked to some red-blooded, iron-pumping singles, several did suggest teeth are something they notice. >> i see a smile, definitely. >> probably their smile. >> reporter: speaking of the mou mouth, it's not your smile, but what comes out of it. >> the second thing is grammer.
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>> oh. i love grammer. >> reporter: would it turn you off if somebody was saying ain't or double-negatives? >> i think this is the age of texting that goes on. people use a lot of shorthand. but i find it to be horrifying. >> reporter: while men and women agree that teeth and grammer are the two most important attributes, women say they judge men on clothes, followed by hair. men prioritize hair right before clothes. top must-have for 63% of men, someone they can trust. while 84% of women say someone who treats them with respect. and apparently virgins need not apply. 42% aunattached men and women say they wouldn't date one. would you date a virgin? >> i think i'm too old for that. >> reporter: but what will apparently get you on the fast track to a hot date. some dental floss and toothpaste. you both have nice teeth. that should make you eligible bachelors, i would say. for "good morning america,"
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linsey davis, abc news, new york. and we're joined, now, by ziggy flicker for your take on the survey. teeth? really? i thought it was the eyes were the window to the soul. >> teeth because smile. all it takes is a smile to say hi, how are you? and if you take good care of your teeth, you're probably taking care of other body parts. >> it's about hygiene. >> absolutely. >> i totally agree with 2345. >> women, according to this, really look at clothing. men don't care about clothing. they care more about hair. >> yes. women care about watch, shoes and clothing. >> watches? >> a woman will always stair at what type of watch you're wearing. >> does that signify wealth, though? >> it signifies what type of style. >> a lot of my friends don't wear watches. what does that say? >> it will take them longer to figure out. everybody tries to size up everybody. >> and a lot of men will not
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wear watches for that reason. but the whole point is, it's to get -- >> many other reasons. >> they don't like watches. >> or spend time on the blackberry. >> the whole thing is to get rid of the list. nobody comes to me or anyone else and says i want to meet a man that has no hair on his head, sits on the couch with a bag of chips. everybody wants good teeth, good hygiene. >> quickly, internet dating. is it more accepted? where are we right now? >> well, it all depends on whether you're sticking in the middle and balancing. it's all about balance. i'm all about internet dating. but i'm more about getting out there. you have to get out there. and i always try to talk about my situation because i like to make fun of myself. when i fell flat on my face and got divorced the first time, i could sit there and preach and preach and preach. i had to get out there. >> we have to get off.
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good wednesday morning, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm charley crowson. here's what's making news today. police are trying to figure out what led to a homicide in owens mills. a woman was killed in well haven circle around midnight. police found two small children in the apartment unharmed. no word yet on how that woman was killed. police have yet to release her identity. today the governor will testify on a gun control bill. he will appear before the senate judiciary committee annapolis. the governor wants to ban assault weapons and create stricter licensing for handguns. he will also set aside money for the budget for school safety. time for a check of the forecast. here's lynette. >> we're talking temperatures that are cold, but it's not that bad outside. definitely need to bundle up. these temperatures above average coming in at 32. the winds beginning to pick up,
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so it is breezy out there. we're getting a wind chill. that's going to continue as we go throughout the day as well. now let me show you what's going on. we look at abc 2's most accurate futuretrend. i put this into motion for you. we start to have the clouds increase as we go into your thursday. mostly cloudy skies, but then we have a system developing from the south, a coastal system and that's going to be bringing us rain. but the further to the north you go, around new england, they could be dealing with a snowstorm there. let's get a check now of the abc 2 time saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. we are dealing with a crash on 895. it's blocking one northbound lane at poteese street and a water main break near towson town center. lane block ablgs are possible, but traffic is getting by. here's what the beltway looks like in parkville at hartford road. outer loop still moving slowly up towards providence road. over on the west side, here's a shot at liberty road. it's going to take you 10 extra minutes to travel the outer loop from 795 down to 70. megan and charley, over to you. more news weather and traffic coming up in a half an hour. >> we'll see you then.
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in the meantime we'll send you back to "good morning america." if we don't see you, have a great day.
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♪ ♪ please do not swallow us please do not find our eyes ♪ josh groban. listening to him this morning. got a brand-new album out. cannot wait to hear more of that. great to have you back, josh. we're going to get right away to your friend, kelly ripa. this is a big day for her. she is running all the way to the top of the empire state building. all the way to raise money for
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team for kids. are you ready? >> i'm not ready, george. any way you can get me out of this? >> tell us about team for kids. >> team for kids is a great organization. they provide low-cost or free health care and fitness care for children across the city and the country. it's a wonderful program. we've surpassed our fund-raising. we had a goal of $35,000. and people really came through for us in a big way. and we surpassed that. so, we're thrilled and proud to be part of it. >> we've all seen you run in high heels before. i think we have the tape somewhere. there we go. you're in the park. and sam's done it with you once or twice, right? >> no, no, no. i've only watched. i did not run in high heels with kelly ripa. >> but going up to the top of the empire state building, how did you train? >> how did i train? i found out i was doing this a week ago. so, by training, i would say i ran up my -- my trainer lives in
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a building that has 30 flights of stairs. i ran up that one. >> that's pretty good. >> other than that, i carbo-loaded last night. >> kelly, running up 30 flights, how was that for you? >> it was horrible. i said to myself, i just want to -- i want someone to kidnap me so i don't have to do this. sam? >> kelly, i did this two years ago. now, went up there. raced apolo ohno to the top. i'm glad you're carbo-loading. the first 30's okay. but that last 20 -- burning. so, we've got you some more carbs this morning. we can take that off the screen right there. >> you did that without an elevator being involved? >> there you go. you got your spaghetti there. i think we got a beer for you, too. >> are you saying i should get drunk before i do this?
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>> it might help. >> you might not burn as much, kelly. >> oh, my gosh. >> and use your arms. >> use your arms? >> pull yourself up. pull yourself. >> the rail? >> josh, do you -- >> josh groban, do you have one last encouraging word for our kelly ripa? >> i want to say hello and good morning. and i wish you all the best on this. it's going to be amazing. and i can't wait to see you tomorrow. >> thank you so much, josh. i can't wait to see you tomorrow. and who cares? i'm going to be drunk. i'm feeling good, now. >> we love you. >> good luck, kelly. we'll see you tomorrow on "live." back to sam with a final check of the weather. >> wow. that's a challenge. that is really, really difficult. >> how did it feel the next day? >> not so bad. but right after, the lungs were burning. really. >> all right. let's get to the boards. we're going to start with everyone's favorite town. this is just to hurt josh. a view of santa barbara this morning on the twitter. look at that.
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gorgeous. gorgeous santa barbara. and also, a little bit of new york, where we have a light dusting of snow in new york. we'll look at friday and saturday in the snowmaker. we have plenty of time to tweak this event. to give you the idea that philly, new york, boston, there's a hit of snow. charleston, west virginia's involved in this. all the way up to maine. the most snow will be in the northern-most spots. the southern part of the system is going to fire off thunderstorms and thunder showers. from brownsville to new orleans. tomorrow, up to atlanta. pay attention to your local abc stations. >> all of that weather was brought to you by capital one.
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now, to our birthday girl, amy. we're happy to have cheryl hines with us this morning. she's starring in the abc hit sitcom "suburgatory" where she plays the southerner, neighbor. and she is here with a sneak peek of tonight's episode, including a scene, where her daughter, dallas, and she detats some pretty heavy stuff. >> that's ridiculous. no one should ever be judged by how deep their tan is. >> i know, right? i just wish they could look beyond the color of my tan and see the content of my closet. because i have really nice stuff in my closet. >> i know. and that's a beautiful dream. >> i mean, it did look like such a fun cast. and you have to play it so straight. how do you not crack up? >> no choice. i mean, sometimes we do. sometimes we laugh so hard. and the crew's sitting there.
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please. it was funny 20 minutes ago. but we just have a great time. and the writers are so talented. they write really funny things for us to say. >> can we talk about -- talking about funny. dallas' wardrobe. you squeeze into a lot of spandex. you have to work out what? five hours a day? >> no. it's so stupid. i do do a lot of squeezing. there's a lot of painful zipping going up on that show. it really takes a teen. >> spray tan, too? >> a lot of spray tanning, too. i'm a very high-maintenance character. >> you grew up in florida. your mom and dad southerners. is that where you get your adorable southern accent? >> my mom lives in tallahassee still. my dad, they both live in florida. and my mom is real southern. and she likes sparkly things. and why in the world would anybody wear black? that's so depressing? >> she's going to make a comment
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today? >> she is. but she's going to like the lace. otherwise, i'd be in big trouble. >> i'm a huge fan of yours from "curb your enthusiasm." in fact, you act alongside my sister-in-law, elisabeth shue. one of the scenes when you were trying out for a part with jerry seinfeld. how great was it to work with a comedic legend like larry david? >> i know. i was really hard with larry because we were improvising. if you laughed during the scene, you would ruin the take. i always bit the inside of my cheek. larry laughs all the time. if i laugh one second, you ruined the take. that's not fair. >> we're so excited that you found a new starring role in "suburgatory." thanks for being with us. you can see "suburgatory" tonight at 9:30, 8:30 central on abc. coming up, josh groban performs live. can't wait for that.
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[ cheers and applause ] so very happy to have josh groban with us this morning. he's been making us laugh. he's been anchoring the news. and now, he will do what he does best. sing for us in a moment. but i want to talk to you about your new album. >> sure. >> i want to hear a little about the rock influence that sort of is creeping into your life. >> well, we made this album after we had been on the road for a good year.
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and so, we really had a very live energy on the road. and working with the amazing producer of this record, rob cavallo, who had had green day and a lot of brands. basically it was to bring the edge of a live show on to the record. it is not a rock record. but we liked the energy of that. we had fun. and weren't afraid to open up into new territories. >> you did a great interview, i thit was for "details." and you talked about growing up in the grunge era. do you ever try to go to that direction? >> only at karaoke. that's when i have too much cough medicine and take on the pearl jam. my voice does not do grunge very well. when i was listening to that stuff as a kid, i would try to sing it. and it would come out the way i sound, which is ridiculous. >> so glad you're singing the way you are. >> me, too. it worked out all right. >> we've seen you host talk shows. you're acting. you're singing. is this still your first and
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most important passion? >> music will always be 100%. i wanted to sing since i was very little. the acting thing came about first because i was so interested in theater and musical theater. the fact that some of the comedic stuff has happened has been a surprise. >> you're so good. you're so funny. >> it's easy when you have props like this monopoly piece. we have this on the piano, now, for the song. >> everybody's waiting to hear and i want you to make you have all of the time in the world for "brave." and the album is "all that echoes." thanks, josh. ♪ wake up wake up, the sun ♪ ♪ cat no wait for long ♪ reach out, reach out
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before it fades away ♪ ♪ you will find the warmth when you surrender ♪ ♪ smile into the fear and let it play ♪ ♪ you wanna run away run away ♪ ♪ and you say that it can't be so ♪ ♪ you wanna look away look away ♪ ♪ but you stay 'cause it's all so close ♪ ♪ when you stand up and hold out your hand ♪ ♪ in the face of what i don't understand ♪ ♪ my reason to be brave ♪ hold on, hold on so strong ♪ ♪ times just carries on
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all that you thought was wrong ♪ ♪ is pure again you can't hide forever ♪ ♪ from the thunder look into the storm ♪ ♪ and feel the rain ♪ you want to run away run away ♪ ♪ and you say that it can't be so ♪ ♪ you wanna look away look away ♪ ♪ but you stay 'cause it's all so close ♪ ♪ when you stand up hold out your hand ♪ ♪ in the face of what i don't understand ♪ ♪ my reason to be brave
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♪ oh, oh ♪ go on go on ♪ ♪ you wanna run away run away ♪ ♪ and you say that it can't be so ♪ ♪ you wanna look away look away ♪ ♪ but you stay 'cause it's all so close ♪ ♪ when you stand up and hold out your hand ♪the fac what i don't understand ♪ ♪ my reason to be brave
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[ cheers and applause ] our great joy to have the huge talent of josh groban with us. how about a little "february song." ♪ where have the old friends
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gone ♪ ♪ lost in february's song tell me it won't be long ♪ ♪ till they open at night ♪ before counters broken to shape ♪ ♪ and how have i ever fade into this life ♪ ♪ into this life ♪ and i never want to let you down ♪ ♪ forgive me me if i slip away ♪
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♪ sometimes i've run aground i keep on falling ♪ ♪ as i try to get away from this crazy world ♪
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♪ and i never want to let you down ♪ ♪ forgive me if i slip away ♪ ♪ when all that i've known is lost and found ♪ ♪ i promise you i i'll come back for you one day ♪ ♪ where has that old friend gone ♪ ♪ lost in a
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february song ♪ ♪ tell him it won't be long ♪ ♪ till he opens his eyes opens his eyes ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you very much. ♪
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if you look like josh groban, send that one in, too. you made my day. >> you made mine. i wish i could come in for that segment. >> tomorrow, we have a major announcement about robin. cannot wait to share it. you're going to want to tune in for that. >> before we go, amy celebrating her birthday today. we want to take a trip back in time, amy. there she is. number uno.
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>> 7. and -- a very special surprise. cue the other music because it's also the third anniversary with husband, andrew. and look who is here to help her celebrate it. come on in. >> so romantic. >> so sweet. thank you. so nice. >> actually, i think there's a special song playing here, ben folds. >> oh, thank you. look at those. >> happy anniversary. >> thank you so much. >> you doesn't look a day over 30. >> never forget your wife's birthday, by the way. >> 23. good wednesday morning to you, i'm charley crowson. >> i'm megan pringle. here are some of our top stories for you this morning. today people concerned with the
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diminishing second amendment rights are rallying in annapolis. they want to make sure they have the right to bear arms. so governor o'malley right now at the same time is looking at tougher restrictions. he made it clear that gun control is a top priority this session. anne arundel county police are still looking for a teacher accused of stealing from a community charity. they've been searching now for pamela fowler for nearly three months. last month she was issued a number of traffic citations. the officer didn't realize sheriff's deputies had been looking for her and fowler was given permission to drive away. time now for a check on your weather. here's meteorologist lynette charles, before you head out the door to let you know what you're facing. >> all right, megan. yes, we are looking at kent island right now, and you know what? still dealing with a little bit of patchy fog across the area. but all in all things are starting to clear out nicely. we will begin to get more sunshine in here as we go later into the afternoon, but we are going to begin to warm temperatures up too as we go later into next week. now temperatures are above average this morning, coming in at 38 degrees already in glen burnie, 34 in reisterstown and
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we have some wet weather moving in as we head towards friday. we'll get the liquid form. the further to the north you go, north and east around new england they'll be getting some snow. let's get a check now of the traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. we are following a serious crash in anne arundel county. it's in pasadena. it's just down route 648 there at ridgeview highway. and more problems on 895 in baltimore where a crash is blocking one northbound lane at poteese street. here's what the northbound side of the beltway looks. we're still dealing with congestion here on the outer loop at liberty road. average speed clocking in at just 25 miles per hour. over in parkville, though, much different story. no problems from hartford road all the way up to towson. megan and charley, over to you. "the doctors" is coming up next. >> thanks for joining us. we hope you join us for our morning news starting at 4:30 tomorrow morning. we'll see you then. bars and r. [ male announcer ] whenever a business switches from cable to verizon fios, there comes a moment when they get it -- the powerful difference 100% fiber optics really makes. i got it the first time i uploaded these massive design plans.
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